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Digital Photography: Improvers - Morley College - 5 weeks on campus

Digital Photography: Improvers - Morley College - 5 weeks on campus

Duration: 5 weeks

Price: £275

Run by: Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth
London
Greater London
SE1 7HT

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About the Course

Ideal for students who have completed the Beginners level. This course is for who already have some knowledge of digital photography and know how to use their camera. You will further explore what makes a 'good' photograph; through mastering exposure, focusing, composition and image editing. You will work on regular projects, set to challenge and test your skills. Feedback on your work will be given in class. If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more. Please talk to a member of enrolment staff about how your payments would be structured. You are liable for all payments under this agreement, even if you stop attending your class.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Use the aperture and shutter speed controls effectively
Use of exposure to produce creative images
Choose the right settings for enhance the subject
Effective use of lens focal length
Photo editing skills to produce good quality images
Composition skills to produce interesting images
Class format and activities
You will be learning camera technique in groups with time each week to practice what you have learnt and homework to practice out of the college. You will learn new aspects of using your camera each session to help you gain understanding in all its features. There will be some lessons also devoted to using Adobe Lightroom to help you edit your images. Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis, with technical advice and support depending on your needs. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions around technical and creative subjects. All students negotiate individual learning goals with tutor, and record and assess these on the Learning Statements.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
Ideally, students should have completed our Beginners Digital SLR Photography course or have equivalent experience. This is an intermediate course and we assume that you have already gained a basic understanding of the use of exposure, apertures and shutter speeds, depth of field, lenses, and composition. Please note all students will need to bring their own digital SLR camera. You will be using software to edit and manipulate images, therefore, students are expected to be confident in using a computer for tasks such as saving, managing files, browsing the internet etc. Students may benefit from enrolling on our ‘Getting to Know Your Mac' course. This short course can be taken alongside with any of our digital design, film and photography courses and will help you to gain the
confidence you need when working with digital tools. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes and discuss related topics, therefore, all students must be able to speak, read and
write in English.

What you need to know before you enrol
During the course we may be going out to take photographs around the college and some lessons may be outside on location. A reasonable level of fitness will be required for walking and carrying equipment such as tripods. The studio also contains Apple MacBooks for uploading and working with images. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh computers and know how to use standard menus and commands. However this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes and discuss related topics. You may wish to revise and practise at home to reinforce what you have learned during the lesson. Information about computers and relevant software will be provided by the tutor. Many of the Art & Design studios have limited accessibility. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Art & Design Administrator on 02074501934 or Learning Support on 02074501835 before enrolling. During the lessons we will be going out to take photographs around the college and some lessons may be outside on location.

What you will need for your class
You will need to bring your own Digital SLR camera and the instruction manual, fully charged camera battery and memory card with sufficient storage space for lesson. Other accessories will be discuss during the course. The recommended textbook to read for the course is: Photography: The New Basics http://www.thamesandhudson.com/9780500289785.html
It would be beneficial to your studies if you possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this
What you can do next
There are a variety of photography courses that would make a good progression from this course from short courses such as ‘Documentary Photography and the photo book: Shoot and publish’, ‘Contemporary Portrait Photography’ and ‘Still life and Product photography’. We have courses that last the whole academic year like the City and Guilds Photo Imaging level 2 and level 3 courses.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 14th June 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups